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Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Teeth Whitening (Definition)

Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...Read more


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I've had braces b4,Will removing my wisdom teeth help my teeth straighten back the way it used to be? It's a little crooked I always wear my retainer

I've had braces b4,Will removing my wisdom teeth help my teeth straighten back the way it used to be? It's a little crooked I always wear my retainer

Wisdom teeth: No, removing wisdom teeth will not straighten incisors. There had to be some gaps in your retainer regimen to allow teeth to wander. Please return to your Orthodontic Specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens after removing your wisdom teeth?

What happens after removing your wisdom teeth?

Healing: Normally after a wisdom tooth is removed, it is usually like any other tooth extraction and a healing process occurs. A clot forms, usually bone fills in the socket and the tissue heals. The severity of the removal (impacted, partially impacted, not impacted, ) can often dictate the amount of time for healing. Follow instructions from the dentist/oral surgeon who took out the tooth/teeth. ...Read more

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Could you die for not removing your wisdom teeth?

Could you die for not removing your wisdom teeth?

Only if......: People don't & can't die from not removing their wisdom teeth, whether or not they are impacted. What one can die from is any infection in your mouth (or the rest of your body) which then spreads to other parts of your body causing major complications. If a wisdom tooth becomes infected, it can for example interfere with breathing, & thus may cause death. Best to avoid risk with problem tooth. ...Read more

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Can you fill wisdom teeth instead of removing them?

Can you fill wisdom teeth instead of removing them?

Depends: It depends on the size of the decay and its location; also depends on the structure of the wisdom tooth and the surrounding tissues. Need to assess long-term prognosis for the tooth; just because it can be filled does not mean that it should be filled or that the filling will last. Talk it over with your dentist to look at risk/benefits. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die for not removing wisdom teeth?

Is it possible to die for not removing wisdom teeth?

Dental anesthesia: Yes, but this doesn't happen very often. Of all surgeries done every day, you only rarely see this and it's not due to removing the wisdom teeth (or the surgical expect of tooth removal). The complications that end to cause deaths just like any most other surgeries is anesthesia related (typically being from Conacious sedation and/or general anesthesia), not the local anesthetic numbing agent. ...Read more

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How can I tell when your wisdom teeth need removing?

How can I tell when your wisdom teeth need removing?

After Evaluation: A thorough clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays allowing visualization of your wisdom teeth and jaws should be performed to determine if and when you should have wisdom teeth removed. If your wisdom teeth are the source of pain or contributing to problems of the jaws or adjacent teeth or structures, they should be removed asap. ...Read more

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Question about when removing wisdom teeth, how painful is it?

Question about when removing wisdom teeth, how painful is it?

Wisdom teeth: There should be absolutely no pain during the removal of wisdom teeth. You will be completely numb and may also elect to receive IV sedation. Following the procedure, depending upon the position of the teeth and the difficulty of the surgery, you can expect some discomfort or pain, which is handled with an appropriate pain medication. Discuss your specific situation with an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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After removing wisdom teeth, when can I eat normal foods again?

After removing wisdom teeth, when can I eat normal foods again?

It can vary: After having wisdom teeth removed, you should start off with a soft diet and advance to solid foods as you can tolerate. Every patient is different as are their eating patterns following surgery. Some patients may fee they can only tolerate soft foods for the first week, while other patients resume their regular diet immediately following surgery. ...Read more

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Will removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

Will  removing wisdom teeth help my crowded teeth?

Studies say NO: This is a controversial subject in orthodontic circles. Multiple studies indicate no relation between wisdom teeth and lower incisor crowding. An exquisite study done at ohsu by kaplan et. Al. Studied 1000 patients and found no correlation. Little et al. Found that lower incisor crowding is due to overbite deepening causing lower incisor crowding with age, starting in the early 20's. ...Read more

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Would removing my wisdom teeth help stop bad breath?

Would removing my wisdom teeth help stop bad breath?

Halitosis : Dental disease is the most common cause of halitosis. However, one should not anticipate that removing the wisdom teeth would eradicate this problem. If you have chronic tonsil problems, chronic sinusitis, this can cause some bad breath issues. Lastly, gastrointestinal digestive problems also contribute to halitosis in many cases. ...Read more

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Will getting my wisdom teeth pulled help my teeth straighten?

Will getting my wisdom teeth pulled help my teeth straighten?

No: Teeth want to erupt and to move forward to compensate for the wear our stone-age ancestors gave their teeth that we don't. Removing wisdom teeth does not cause crowded front or side teeth to spontaneously straighten, nor does it provide room to straighten teeth. Separate issues. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom tooth removal: Initially, you will feel some soreness and see some swelling and redness depending upon the difficulty of the extraction. Also expect some initial oozing of blood. If the teeth were completely impacted you will notice some sutures holding the gum flaps together. Otherwise there will be a socket filled with a blood clot. In approximately 2-4 weeks everything will look and feel normal again. ...Read more

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Please explain which drugs do dentists use before removing your wisdom teeth?

Please explain which drugs do dentists use before removing your wisdom teeth?

Varies: There a number of drugs used for dental surgery. There are oral medication, nitrous oxide(laughing gas), and IV sedation drugs. It is common to use IV sedation during the removal of wisdom teeth. It gives the surgeon more control and less stressful on patient. The oral surgeon will talk to you about the options and meds used at the consultation. ...Read more

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When you are removing a patients wisdom teeth, do you personally prefer to work while they are sedated, awake, or do you not have a preference?

When you are removing a patients wisdom teeth, do you personally prefer to work while they are sedated, awake, or do you not have a preference?

Case specific: Some wisdom teeth can be removed simply using only local anesthesia(numbing). However, impacted wisdom teeth or third molars can be more difficult. Sedation of the patient can help to calm patient, and allow surgeon to work quickly and uninterrupted. The patient can get the procedure done once and forget it. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Early Loss Of Baby Teeth (Definition)

After millions of years of evolution mother nature has created a time-table for both the eruption and loss of baby teeth, and the eruption of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely it can adversely affect arch alignment and the eruptive process of the underlying permanent tooth, increasing the probability that your child may need braces. Please discuss ...Read more